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Our impending urban water crisis

There’d be plenty of water, if only our fastest-growing cities weren’t in deserts. We’ll need creative fixes, fast.

San Antonio shows the way. After years of bickering they achieved consensus and now water conservation is practiced by all. Water consumption dropped from 200 gallons per person per day to 130 and droughts are now much less problematic.

The San Antonio Water System says

San Antonio’s cheapest source of water is conservation — water we don’t use. That’s why our proven conservation programs have become a cornerstone of the community’s long-term water management strategy. With your help, we can keep SAWS rates among the lowest in the nation, while saving tomorrow’s water today.

Conservation and low rates go together. Lower demand means low prices.

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